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Message from the
                                                                    Chair





       Sharon De Mascia
       Chair’s Address

       As the new Chair of the Manchester Branch, I  I also have a plea and
       would just like to say, ‘Hello and welcome to  that is, that if you are
       our Events Programme for 2017/2018.’   unable to attend an
                                            event that you have
       We have a wide range of events on offer across  booked yourself on,
       greater Manchester, which we hope to see you at.  could you please let
       In addition, this year, we are experimenting with  the organiser know
       having more networking events, without  ASAP. Last year, we had a number of events
       speakers.  We are also planning to hold four mini-  where people who had booked onto events,
       conferences over the next twelve months. One of  failed to turn up.  This means that we pay higher
       these will be our popular Employment Law event  catering costs and have wasted food.  If we know
       and we will also have events on: Wellbeing, The  that numbers are going to be smaller, we can
       Future of Work, and The Future of The  book smaller (cheaper) rooms and cater for less.
       Profession.                          Alternatively, for popular events, with a waiting
                                            list, it means that we can offer your place to
       Details of these mini-conferences will be available  someone on our waiting list. Please help us to get
       in our new on-line brochure.  I hope that you  the best out of our limited resources.
       enjoy the changes that we are making and I will
       be looking for opportunities for us to engage  Sharon De Mascia
       with you and find out if there is anything
                                            Chair
       additional that you would like from us or anything
                                            B.A (Hons), MSc, M.A, Dip TM, MCIPD, AFBPsS,
       that you would like us to do differently.
                                            CPsychol Director Cognoscenti Business
                                            Psychologists Ltd
                                            sharon@cognoscenti.uk.com
         The Future of the                    NAP
         Profession & AGM                     Conference


         April 2018                           8th/9th June 2018


         What will the HR profession look like in 5  Remember to put the ‘Northern Area
         years’ time or 10 years’ time?  What skills  Partnership’ conference in your diary. This
         and abilities will be required for success?  is an unmissable event and full details will
         Do you already have those skills/abilities?  be published, as they emerge, in our
         If not, how will you future-proof yourself?  online brochure.
         Look out for our exciting line-up of
         speakers. Details to be confirmed in our
         online brochure.


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